Reference : Conciliatory reasoning, self-defeat, and abstract argumentation
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Engineering, computing & technology : Computer science
Conciliatory reasoning, self-defeat, and abstract argumentation
Knoks, Aleks mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) > Department of Computer Science (DCS) >]
Review of Symbolic Logic
Cambridge University Press
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United Kingdom
[en] Disagreement ; Conciliationism ; Self-defeat ; Abstract argumentation theory ; Defeasible logic
[en] According to conciliatory views on the significance of disagreement, it’s rational for you to become less confident in your take on an issue in case your epistemic peer’s take on it is different. These views are intuitively appealing, but they also face a powerful objection: in scenarios that involve disagreements over their own correctness, conciliatory views appear to self-defeat and, thereby, issue inconsistent recommendations. This paper provides a response to this objection. Drawing on the work from defeasible logics paradigm and abstract argumentation, it develops a formal model of conciliatory reasoning and explores its behavior in the troubling scenarios. The model suggests that the recommendations that conciliatory views issue in such scenarios are perfectly reasonable---even if outwardly they may look odd.
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Copyright notice: The Author, 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of Association for Symbolic Logic

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